ERIC Number: ED192069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Comprehensive Information System for Assessing the Progress and Follow-Up Service of ABE Students and Former Students. Final Report for FY 1980, Project No. 04.
Smith, Douglas H.
The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive system for recording enrollment and accomplishment information about Adult Basic Education (ABE) students for use in preparing state and federal reports. Project goals were: (1) to develop a systematic program of individualized instruments and procedures for functional data gathering on instructional programming and progress of ABE students; (2) to develop a systematic program for maintaining contact with former ABE students; and (3) to analyze the differences, impact, and ultimate benefits of the information system with the development of a hard-copy information system or a computer based information system. Project activities included the analysis of existing information systems at three schools, determination of data needed and development of data collection procedures, pilot testing, program dissemination, and evaluation. ABE directors, coordinators, instructors, and students supplied evaluative input. The Advisory Committee determined that the first two program goals were met. The third goal was partially accomplished (by development of a standard hard-copy information system). Appended are six instruments designed to facilitate ABE student assessment, ABE program assessment, and data collection necessary for local, state, and federal reports. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Coll. for Continuing Education.